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Abilene man indicted for armed robbery of 2 Abilene convenience stores

Jesus Manuel Meyer

An Abilene man was indicted Thursday for robbing two convenience stores in Abilene at gunpoint on Dec. 16.

According to the Abilene Police Department, 30-year-old Jesus Manuel Meyer held up the Stripes store on the 4000 block of Loop 322 and the 7-Eleven store on the 1000 block of North Clack on Dec. 16, stealing almost $700 combined from the two stores.

A search warrant states that Meyer entered the Stripes and 7-Eleven stores while concealing his face and hands prior to making a demand to the store's staff members to give him the money from the stores' cash registers and safes. Meyer also pointed a handgun at numerous employees from both stores while making his financial demands.

Meyer drove away with the stolen money from both convenience stores in a bright blue Ford Focus.

A clerk from Stripes was able to recognize Meyer's voice and identified him as the boyfriend of a former employee of the store who constantly intimidated the store's employees during the entire shift of the former employee.

Later in the day, police stopped the bright blue Ford Focus seen fleeing from both convenience stores for having an expired registration. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be Meyer, who had his girlfriend, the former employee from Stripes, as a passenger in the vehicle. A black cellphone was seized from the vehicle by authorities while they searched the vehicle for marijuana.

After being taken to the Taylor County Law Enforcement Center and providing testimony, Meyer was arrested and had his bond set at $100,000.

Meyer was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery and robbery in relation to the crimes he allegedly committed on Dec. 16.

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